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Thursday, July 25, 2013


Young professional choreographers, dancers, composers and lighting designers are invited to answer the call for applications to participate in the third edition of the Crossings International Artistic Workshop.

Crossings #3 will take place in Cape Town from November 8 to 17 2013, and is hosted by the University of Cape Town’s Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA), Baxter Theatre Centre and School of Dance with the support of Institut fran├žais and the French Institute of South Africa.

The Crossings concept is unique in that the workshop gives participants the opportunity to collaborate and explore new creative horizons during ten days under the supervision of a team of established, international artists. “It’s not about your latest work, it’s about your latest experiment,” says Michel Kelemenis, French choreographer and founder of Crossings.

This year’s facilitators are: choreographers Germaine Acogny (Senegal) and Vincent Mantsoe (South Africa), lighting designer Floriaan Ganzevoort (Holland) and composer James Webb (South Africa).

With international collaboration at the core of the project’s success, 21 young international artists will be selected to participate in Crossings #3: Three choreographers (of whom one must be of South African nationality), three composers (of whom one must be of South African nationality), three South African lighting designers and 12 dancers (of whom six must be of South African nationality). Tuition fees, meals and accommodation are included, allowing artists to freely and fully dedicate themselves to the training.

Conceived by French choreographer Michel Kelemenis, the two first editions of Crossings took place in 2010 and 2011 in Johannesburg at the Dance Factory, the Dance Forum, Moving into Dance Mophatong and Vuyani Dance Theatre. Three years after the initial edition of Crossings, international connections between previous participants are still flourishing.

Applications for Crossings #3 should be submitted electronically to by August 8, 2013, by 18h00 (GMT+2).

The call for applications, registration form and application requirements are available on and